Good Relationship with Labor Union
Based on the concept that "good labor-management relations are fundamental to corporate management," the Shiseido Group actively promotes information sharing regarding general corporate activities and discussions with employees to resolve issues in a concerted manner.
Labor unions have been organized in Shiseido and certain Group companies (including overseas subsidiaries). In Japan, Shiseido's labor union, representing Shiseido Company, Limited, Shiseido Japan Co., Ltd. and certain affiliates' employees, adopts and operates the Union Shop System (applicable to approximately 12,000 Shiseido Group employees in Japan as of January 1, 2018).
In the union agreement document, Shiseido and Shiseido's labor union confirm to "recognize the social mission of Shiseido's business, strive to realize sound development of the Company and maintain and improve the economic and social status of employees, thereby sustaining labor-management relations based on goodwill and trust." On this basis, both parties aim to honor their mutual stance and hold management councils as well as labor-management discussions in consideration of various issues.
To be more precise, we actively hold labor-management discussions on the themes of "working conditions and benefit package for employees," "work style reform," and "reduction of long working hours" to ensure appropriate business operations.
In addition, each office discusses their own labor-management issues.
Overseas subsidiaries are also doing business while respecting labor laws and regulations of respective countries, and are thereby striving to build and maintain sound labor-management relationships through communication with management, labor unions and employees.